In Washington, it is illegal for an adult (someone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor (someone younger than 16), even if the sex is consensual. The state also forbids certain sexual contact and intercourse between minors who are more than a certain number of years apart in age.
Is it okay for a 15 year old to date a 12 year old?
No, it is not illegal due to just your age difference. It only becomes illegal when there is sex involved, the person you are having sex with is under 16, and you would be either 1 )four years older but less than eight years older than the complainant
What is the legal dating age for a 15 year old?
In a Nutshell: Sex between an 18 year-old and a 15 year-old is illegal in California, meaning any touching of “private parts” of either, even with consent of both parties (and perhaps even the parents of each teenager) is illegal in California because the age of consent is 18.
Is it illegal to date a 12 year old when your 16?
If you believe the child is the victim of an unlawful sexual act, you can report it to the local police where the girl lives. But, in general, it is not ILLEGAL for a 12 year old to DATE (that is, to hold hands, go to the movies, talk on the phone, etc.) a 16 year old.
Can I date at 13?
Very few parents let their 13-year-olds date, but parents can placate their kids with coed get-togethers. In spite of what your daughter or what her friends may say, very few parents let their 13-year-olds date. You know your daughter best. Most 13-year-olds dont know how to handle themselves on a date.
Is it okay for a 13 year old to date a 15?
If dating includes sex (or any form of sexual activity) then the answer is NO - and parental approval is irrelevant. If you are under 16 then you may not lawfully engage in any sexual activity (not just intercourse) with anyone.
Can a 11 year old have a crush?
Its perfectly normal for boys and girls to start liking each other during the preteen years. Its very new, so it might feel awkward or strange. Its also fine if kids feel too young to get involved in this lovey-dovey stuff. The good news is that almost all kids think girls and boys can be friends.